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Make Yourself at Home In Walnut Grove Walnut Grove celebrates the best things in life and brings people together to share the moments that matter. Our traditional neighborhood development seamlessly blends authentic Southern architecture, modern amenities, and the natural beauty of our Southwest Louisiana landscape. Our neighborhoods, businesses, restaurants and scenic views are all within walking distance, creating a connected community we can all call home.

Make your next event an occasion to remember at The Majestic Hall. The unique indoor and outdoor spaces of this event venue overlook Walnut Grove’s Great Lawn and Contraband Estuary, providing a picturesque backdrop for private and corporate events. Call (337) 656-9602 for booking information.

Under the direction of Chef David Sorrells, Calla’s menu offers gourmet distinction in a casual, inviting atmosphere. The creative menu and unique handcrafted drinks change with the seasons and showcase only the freshest ingredients. Open TuesdayFriday for lunch and dinner, and Saturday for dinner service, in Walnut Grove’s Market Building. www.restaurantcalla.com

Learn more about Walnut Grove — a place where community is more than just a word, it’s a way of life. West Sallier Street | (337) 497-0825 | www.walnutgrovetnd.com For our special event schedule visit facebook.com/walnutgrovelc


SCHOOL CALENDARS THROUGH MAY 2017

ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL EVENT CALENDAR

CALCASIEU PARISH

DIOCESE OF LAKE CHARLES

JANUARY 2 Teacher Inservice (No School) 3 Classes Resume 16 MLK Holiday (No School)

JANUARY 4 Classes Resume 16 MLK Holiday (No School)

JANUARY Lake Charles Partnership Grant applications due Friday, January 20

SEPTEMBER Gallery Promenade September 29 | various locations

Poetry Out Loud Invitational TBA

OCTOBER Mayor’s Arts Awards TBA | Central School Auditorium

FEBRUARY 27, 28 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School)

FEBRUARY 24-28 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School) MARCH 10 Nine Weeks Period Ends 13 Teacher Inservice (No School)

MARCH 1 Mardi Gras Holidays (No School) 13 Teacher Inservice (No School) APRIL 14-21 Easter Break (No School) 15 Nine Weeks Period Ends MAY APRIL 24 Dismissal Summer Break 14-21 Easter Break (No School) MAY 24 N  oon Dismissal for Summer Break *Event dates listed in calendar are subject to change.

MARCH Live @ the Lakefront March 17, 24, 31 | Civic Center Amphitheatre APRIL Spring Art Walk April 28 | Downtown Lake Charles AUGUST Arts & Crabs Fest August 19 | Burton Coliseum

ArtsFest October 21 | LC Civic Center, Exhibition Hall DECEMBER Holiday Art Market TBA | Central School

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Thank you to all of the artists who submitted work for the Thrive 2017 calendar. We were overwhelmed with the talent and creativity found in Southwest Louisiana. We appreciate the Arts & Humanities Council for helping us select the finalists, and to the Thrive Facebook fans who voted on the winning entries. We also sincerely appreciate Walnut Grove for their sponsorship, which allows us to produce the calendar for everyone to enjoy.

KRISTIE FORD Kristie Ford has spent a lifetime doodling her daydreams of palm trees, sunsets and birds flying off into the Caribbean blue skies. She has found photography as a way to keep her memories printed. Many evenings you will find her out and about searching for that next gorgeous capture.


KATRINA AUCOIN STEPHENS Katrina Aucoin Stephens was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana and loves taking photos of beautiful Cajun culture. She admires the Lorrain Bridge as a landmark and enjoys it as a peaceful getaway.

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JANUARY NATIONAL BLOOD DONOR MONTH Sunday

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Mardi Gras 12th Night

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Thrive Artists’ Reception at Walnut Grove

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MLK Festival

Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival

Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival

iLASIK

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MLK Festival

MLK Festival Martin Luther King Jr. Day

National Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

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LAUREN BREAUX Lauren Breaux is a Louisiana born artist residing in New Orleans. She specializes in acrylic painting on canvas and strives to create art that shows the true colorful nature of our beautiful state. Her favorite Sundays involve frolicking through the quarter passing out flowers to lovely humans. On a very special Sunday, a dear friend of hers was able to capture this perfect moment of a flower being gifted on a gentleman’s birthday.

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CANDYMAN’S BIRTHDAY Acrylic painting on canvas

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FEBRUARY Sunday

AMERICAN HEART MONTH

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SWLA District Livestock Show & Rodeo

SWLA District Livestock Show & Rodeo

SWLA District Livestock Show & Rodeo

You want to see his first step. So take 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 yours.

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Send a Card to a Friend Day

Literacy Council Presents Wine & Words Central School 6:30pm - 8:30pm (337) 494-7000

TAKE OUR FREE HEART RISK ASSESSMENT:

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LISA ADDISON Lisa Addison is a writer and photographer who feels blessed to have grown up in Lake Charles. She has two children and her family enjoys going on adventures and experiencing everything that Southwest Louisiana has to offer. She enjoys taking photos of her children, wildlife, sunsets and industrial-type images.

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MARCH

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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We Have the Keys You Need

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LA Winter Beer Festival

Groovin’ At The Grove Spring Concert

Whether you are buying or selling your home, there are questions around every corner. CENTURY 21 Bessette Realty and our staff of experienced agents have the answers. We’ve won numerous awards for superior service, sales excellence and community involvement. That’s what we’ve built our reputation on for over 20 years.

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Black Heritage Festival

Black Heritage Festival

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St. Patrick’s Day

Daylight Saving Time Starts

Everything you do is Right Day

Black Heritage Festival

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Lake Charles Civic Ballet presents… Alice in Wonderland lakecharlescivicballet.com

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JENNY LYNN Jenny Lynn is a native of Southwest Louisiana and has been taking photographs all of her life. An avid gardener and nature lover, her pictures depict the beauty of her surroundings.

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KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL MONTH

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Spring has sprung, and there’s no reason your yard can’t be a part of this beautiful season.

April Fools’ Day Running With The Bulls 5K Run/Walk

We can help. We’ll create a plan, help you choose the plants from our huge retail yard, lay out your beds and guide you as you create the yard of your dreams. We plan. You plant. Landscaping made simple.

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Groovin’ At The Grove Spring Concert

Louisiana Railroad Days

Louisiana Railroad Days

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Palm Sunday

National Siblings Day

Good Friday

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LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

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STEPHANIE KEITH Stephanie Keith is a wife and mother of 3. She is originally from Florida but has lived in Southwest Louisiana for the last 5 years. She is a hobbyist photographer who loves to photograph life, nature and architecture.

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MAY

FOSTER CARE MONTH

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ICHRMA Spring 2017 Conference, Human Resources Professionals HRCI and SHRM CP/SCP Credits

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Your childbirth experience should be exceptional, and at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, we’re ready to deliver.

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STEPHANIE KEITH Stephanie Keith is a wife and mother of 3. She is originally from Florida but has lived in Southwest Louisiana for the last 5 years. She is a hobbyist photographer who loves to photograph life, nature and architecture.

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FIELD SCENE Photography

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JUNE

Prom Louis

GREAT OUTDOORS MONTH

PROMOTING SAFETY IN SOUTHWEST 1 2 3 LOUISIANA FOR OVER

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Walnut Grove Institute Art Exhibition Opening Reception

The Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana is a vital part of our community, providing safety training and services for industrial and 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 contractor businesses, and offering a wide variety of educational programs for the community. • Safety and Health Training • Drug and Alcohol Program for Workers (DOT Certified Collectors) • Contractor Safety Programs • Industry Site Orientation Programs

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• Defensive Driving, Substance Abuse Studies, Community Service Program, several other Court Mandated Training Programs, and a New Driver Program • Classroom, Computer-based and Web-based Training

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MARISA CAMPBELL-GETZ Marisa Getz is an amateur photographer who is self taught in photography and photo editing, and is still learning daily. She loves going out to capture all of the beautiful landscapes, wildlife and nature scenes that God has provided.

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JULY

PICNIC MONTH

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GROW BANK

This is your home, where you’ve built a wonderful life. Shouldn’t your money have a local home too?

Lakeside is local and proud of it. Personal attention and strong relationships are what set Lakeside apart from bigger, non-local banks. The bigger the bank, the smaller the customer, in most cases.

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Not at Lakeside. Our customers are our biggest asset, and we treat them that way. We’re fully invested in helping you achieve your financial goals, and offer flexibility, quick decisions and a depth of community banking resources. Our experienced local bankers will go out of their way to make sure your needs are being met, providing the type of responsive, personalized service that only a truly local bank can deliver.

Red, White, Blue & You Festival

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Lake Charles Symphony presents The Rat Pack

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The Way Banking Should Be

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KATRINA AUCOIN STEPHENS Katrina Aucoin Stephens was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana and loves taking photos of beautiful Cajun culture. This photo was shot early in the morning in Cameron. She loves Cameron and believes the beauty of the culture in the area outweighs all of the tragedy. It is a beautiful way of life.

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AUGUST

NATIONAL FAMILY FUN MONTH

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DIABETES?

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Prevent and reduce the effects of the disease with Artificial Pancreas Treatment at Trina Health.

WE’RE REDEFINING 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 LIFE WITH DIABETES! Arts & Crabs Festival

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LIZ SANDERS Liz Sanders is a Lacassine native and graduate of McNeese State University, where she has now worked for almost 10 years. She received her first camera at age eight and has been taking pictures ever since. Her favorite kind of photography work includes outdoor family portraits, and she especially enjoys capturing candid moments in the natural beauty of Southwest Louisiana.

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COWBOYS AT HOME Photography

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SEPTEMBER Sunday

CLASSICAL MUSIC MONTH

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Steven Hale, MD

Andrew Foret, MD

Craig Morton, MD

William Lowry Jr., MD

Kalieb Pourciau, DPM

George “J.” Trappey IV, MD

Jonathan Foret, MD

Tyson Green, DPM

David Drez Jr., MD, Senior Advisor

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DENNIS CREECH Dennis Creech is an amateur photographer living in Lake Charles. Landscapes, nature and rodeo events are his main interests.

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OCTOBER

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Increased detection of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 breast cancer with

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3-D mammography

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Columbus Day

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ArtsFest Culture Fest

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KRISTIE FORD Kristie Ford has spent a lifetime doodling her daydreams of palm trees, sunsets and birds flying off into the Caribbean blue skies. She has found photography as a way to keep her memories printed. Many evenings you will find her out and about searching for that next gorgeous capture.

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NOVEMBER Sunday

NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

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Walnut Grove 5k and Nutty Fun Run

All Saint’s Day

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If you’re looking for a unique location for your event, Empire of the Seed Historic Properties has options to suit any occasion. 13 14 15 16 17 18 From meetings and music to weddings, dinners, markets and everything in between, our historic properties in beautiful downtown Lake Charles can provide the perfect setting. Veterans Day

Call Ashley Gatte for more information today.

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A historic site for your historic event

337-310-0405 | empireoftheseed.com


LAUREN BREAUX Lauren Breaux is a Louisiana born artist residing in New Orleans. She specializes in acrylic painting on canvas and strives to create art that shows the true colorful nature of our beautiful state. Breaux believes Royal Street is such an energy hub for musicians and performers alike and that you can’t make it down this street without being stopped in your tracks by the undeniable inspiration and passion around you.

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HEATHER ARSEMENT Heather Arsement is a fine art photographer. She has a series of self portraits that are conceptual works of art inspired by her own life. She has shown her work locally in art exhibits and art markets. She is married to local musician, Ganey Arsement, and they have two children. Wait for Me is a selfportrait conceptual photograph inspired by the fairytale Cinderella.

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Thrive is delivered to over 300 high-traffic locations such as restaurants, banks and retail stores, as well as in waiting areas of local hospitals and doctors’ office waiting rooms. In addition, Thrive is delivered directly to several local industries for distribution to their employees. Look for Thrive in the following cities: DeRidder Jennings Lafayette Lake Charles Moss Bluff South Cameron

Sulphur Vinton Westlake Beaumont, Texas Orange, Texas Port Arthur, Texas

For exact rack locations, please visit our website at www.thriveswla.com.

For more information on SWLA events, go to www.visitlakecharles.org.

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Thrive is a free, full-color monthly lifestyle magazine in SW Louisiana dedicated to helping you live your best possible life. Each issue is packed with information about health, finance, relationships and more. There are many media to choose from, but there is only one Thrive. January

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Special Issue: SWLA Homegrown

Cover Story: How to be Happy and Healthy in 2017 Cover Story: Partners in Love and Life Couples in Business Special Section: SWLA Restaurant Guide

March Cover Story: Economic Update

April

Cover Story: Thriving 30-Somethings

May

Cover Story: Cool Careers Special Section: Summer Guide

June

Cover Story: Future Technology in Today’s World

Cover Story: Bayou Rhythms – Celebrating Louisiana Music

August

Cover Story: Oh, Baby! Special Section: Football Gold

September

Cover Story: Fall Festival Guide

October

Cover Story: Leading Ladies – Women in Business Special Section: Rouge et Blanc

November

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